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Old 08-28-2010, 04:25 AM   #286
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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
Okay Eric, that was a typo. I would never want a non native english speaker to be negatively rep'd just because he/she was not conversant with english enough. But that would be again be incorrect if OP tries to use SMS language just because he/she is not well versed in english.
Hi,

So glad I misunderstood you . I already pointed out in my reply to Anisha why I think we shouldn't use the reputation system as a penalty system. druuna's solution is far better and more polite in my opinion. Just post a message, indicating in a polite way how it's done. Politeness has a tendency to draw attention. Being rude or just negative rep someone might have the opposite effect.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:37 AM   #287
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Exactly. Members have always been polite to newbies. There have been instances of rudeness but if someone tries to get on other member's guts, then there is no other way as well. And in that respect, LQ has been very elastic.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:17 AM   #288
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Pardon me but still I am not able to understand the points of the reputation system:

Can someone kindly help !
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how dyou open a terminal? Aug 28th, 2010 15:36 antriksh Helpful Answer Positive Rating
LQ Reputation System Aug 28th, 2010 12:53 jyllica Helpful Answer Positive Rating
LQ Reputation System Aug 28th, 2010 12:50 jyllica Helpful Answer Positive Rating
LQ Reputation System Aug 28th, 2010 12:21 djsmiley2k Helpful Answer Positive Rating
LQ Reputation System Aug 28th, 2010 00:22 damgar Helpful Answer Positive Rating
Thanks to Jeremy for... Aug 27th, 2010 21:27 jeremy Thanks for the feedback
The member named "antriksh" clicked "helpful" on my post.
He had not voted up for me *BEFORE*, so shouldn't my reput point be increased by 1.

why it is not increasing ? Can someone explain please ?


SOLVED:

I missed the following quote in the first post
Quote:
Members in the "New Member" group will not be able to use the reputation system. Once a member makes a single post and is in the "Member" group, they will be able to leave positive reputation.

Last edited by TheIndependentAquarius; 08-28-2010 at 06:10 AM. Reason: SOLVED
 
Old 08-28-2010, 05:28 AM   #289
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Should the links in the User CP link to the post which has been repped up? It seems to point a perticular page of the forums but then it wasn't pointing to my "post".

I'm not sure if this is internet explorer not rendering correctly and so showing me the wrong post.

Cheers,
 
Old 08-28-2010, 06:20 AM   #290
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Just a thought !

With reference to my Post 288, I actually try to help in the newbie section too, where mostly the actual newbies post !

So according to that rule stated in (Post 288) I'll never be able to get a repute increase even if my post solves the newbie's problem ??????

And it is not necessary that the some "Member" or "Senior Member" will take interest in that thread !!

and I also try to help in Linux-Kernel forum ? Newbies post there too !

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Old 08-28-2010, 06:30 AM   #291
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Just a thought !

With reference to my Post 288, I actually try to help in the newbie section too, where mostly the actual newbies post !

So according to that rule stated in (Post 288) I'll never be able to get a repute increase even if my post solves the newbie's problem ??????

And it is not necessary that the some "Member" or "Senior Member" will take interest in that thread !!
Hi Anisha,

I'm sure lot's of Members and Senior Members frequently visit and help out in the Newbies forum, myself included. If I encounter a post that's been technical good and offers a solution, if it merits reputation in my opinion I for one will not hesitate. Not only the newbies frequent the newbies forum .

Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 08-28-2010, 07:08 AM   #292
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If only new peeps visited the Newbies Forum, they wouldn't be here very long. I must say, though, that most of my lurking about is in the Slackware Forum. Maybe I need to change that a bit.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #293
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I think that voting down a first-time poster's rep for a poorly formulated question may be very discouraging for them, especially if they're very shy like I was when I first came to LQ.

But if they repeatedly ask bad questions after kindly being warned and guided many times, I see nothing wrong with being able to take away their rep. SO I would let the OP have the rep button, as long as replying members know to use it only when there is not much more choice.

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Old 08-28-2010, 08:07 AM   #294
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Just another 2 cents worth to mull on... some kind of indicator next to the rep bar that indicates your type of character... i.e. I can not be offended by print so you can say anything and I wont get offended(the worse it is the more I will laugh)...alas some folks are on edge and you must be very careful... the simple use of a filter would protect everyone else from what I am called... LOL

Just an idea... !

ps is it true that folk's reputation is going up on here just for thinking out loud. ?
 
Old 08-28-2010, 08:12 AM   #295
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I think there should be some sort of indication of actual level of knowledge, based on honest self-assessment (if possible ).
 
Old 08-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #296
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Talking My assesment of my abilities could be summed up in one word ...

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I think there should be some sort of indication of actual level of knowledge, based on honest self-assessment (if possible ).
RUBBISH... the more you think you know the less you really know... !

we could have exams with a fancy title and a badge... LOL
I hav,nt cribbed in an exam since I can remember... Google would be the best crib.

Hi brianL I can tell an ol salt when I read one.
 
Old 08-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #297
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I recall there was some discussion about the system trying to reflect the users "current" status. Eg reputation points awarded to a user would expire after some period of time. Has that been implemented too?
There are no plans to expire or age reputation at this time.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #298
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Question:

Are there any plans for reverting the "yes/NO" click of the "helpful feature" ?

I feel bad if I accidentally click "No" on someone's post !
For now you can contact me with the post # and I'll remove it, but it probably makes sense to add this ability at some point.

--jeremy
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #299
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erm.. how do I opt out? People already know I am a tool...dont need a dot under my name exclaiming it. Cool idea though, especially for the mods and stuff.
From http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4079014

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A quick note for those members interested in opting out of the reputation system. The setting will be found at:

Edit Options -> Show Your Reputation Level
--jeremy
 
Old 08-28-2010, 10:03 AM   #300
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I've asked this one before, but it got probably snowed under by all the other questions, so I'll ask again:

Is it desirable to have the reputation icon shown on the first post?
I think that it is desirable. If it ends up being abused we can re-evaluate, but we have no plans to remove the functionality from the first post at this time.

--jeremy
 
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